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This report concerns the Museum of Blacksmith Art and Cutlery in
Maniago, which is embedded in the eco-museum network of the Western Dolomites.
To engage local people and stakeholders in the process of local heritage, participatory
methods have been adopted. The active engagement of women, youth, the visually
impaired and other groups has stimulated self-awareness of the local community, creating
an emotional and affective archive of the memory of their past work and connecting
it to the new generation. The heritage of knives becomes a process constantly "under
construction", and learning by cutting the stratified memories through the museum that
is negotiating the common background to redefine the meaning of local identities.
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